How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World


Bob Rosen reveals the roots of lives well lived and companies well led. Leaving leadership fads behind, GROUNDED takes us on a compelling journey to first, know – and then, better – who we are.
Ralph W. Shrader
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Booz Allen Hamilton

Bob Rosen’s timely, well-written new book goes to the heart of what it takes to lead in today’s complex world: Grounded in your roots through self-awareness with resilience is the essence of sustaining success. Rosen’s message deserves to be widely read and followed to produce better leaders for the 21st century.
Bill George
Harvard Business School Professor and bestselling author including True North

Leadership is learned through life and experience. And you must be your own teacher. Bob Rosen’s GROUNDED lays out a compelling, personal, and proven path for you to take responsibility for your own learning and development. The secrets lie in the six dimensions of leadership health and your commitment to practice them daily. This is a powerful global book, relevant for leaders all around the world.
Silas S. S. Yang
PwC Asia Pacific Chairman , PwC Global Network Leadership Team

Based on his previous ground breaking book The Healthy Company, Bob Rosen has tackled how leaders adapt to the changing values and ethos of contemporary and successful companies. In Grounded, he draws up with great delicacy and understanding the very best of Positive Psychology and applies it to the new challenges of 21st century organizations. I have no hesitation in predicting that Rosen’s book will be one of the top, most important books on leadership for the 21st century.
Warren Bennis
Distinguished Professor in Business Administration and University Professor at the University of Southern California Bennis’ latest book is Still Surprised: Memoir of a life in leadership

Grounded argues that we all have the capacity for personal leadership.  Author Bob Rosen provides insights for becoming the more alert, engaged, decisive, resilient and inclusive leaders organizations need.
Kay Koplovitz
Founder of USA Network, Entrepreneur, and Author of Bold Women, Big Ideas

Great leadership is the most difficult and worthy challenge of our times.  Bob Rosen, backed by a wealth of experience working with CEOs, knows that leadership is fundamentally personal – and that the ability to drive change begins inside.  I recommend that every leader take his advice and adopt the daily practice of focusing on their 6 dimensions to a greater degree.  Not only will this deliver everyday gains at eye level but you will stay rooted, become more adaptive, and achieve more no matter what uncertainties lay ahead.
Jorgen Vig Knudstorp
CEO, The Lego Group

Grounded reminds us how important it is to balance every piece of our lives – personal, spiritual, family, work, exercise and more – into one life, which becomes our life’s work. Living authentically better enables us to serve and lead with a compelling vision, comprehensive strategy and relentless implementation. Thank you, Bob, for helping leaders to be their best!
Alan Mulally
President and CEO, Ford Motor Company

Bob Rosen knows the world of leadership. This book puts all that experience and wisdom at your fingertips. Grounded provides a map that helps you unlock your knowledge, and open your head and your heart as a leader.  If you’ve ever wanted one book that talks to you personally and professionally, this is it.
Beverly Kaye
Founder, Career Systems International, co-author Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want, co-author Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People to Stay

Today’s business climate is the epicenter of some pretty powerful “winds of change,” read Rosen’s groundbreaking new book, Grounded which offers corporate leaders and their teams shelter from the storm and new ideas for success.
Marshall Goldsmith
Million-selling author or editor of 34 books, including the New York Times bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

 Bob Rosen’s Grounded helps top leaders understand that by taking off their mask and being their true and complete self, they can take their personal and company performance to a level never imagined!  Rosen teaches us to purposely not resist the turbulence–but rather to accept it, and ride it to a new high.
Tom Waldron
Senior Vice President/People, Walmart

My advice to newly-minted MBAs, entrepreneurs, and CEOs alike is this: Volatile times require returning to the fundamentals of business.  That includes leadership.  Thank you, Bob Rosen, for showing leaders at every level the lasting value of staying rooted – and the critical investment we must all make every day to strive for our healthiest, most human, and most productive levels of leadership.
Bob Bruner
Dean of the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration

Grounded delivers a new leadership model that’s desperately needed today.  Author Bob Rosen doesn’t treat leaders as heroes – but as real people who are hungry for new tools and practices that really work in our uncertain times.  His stories from the C-suite are fresh.  His advice on dealing with constant change is road-tested.  And his focus is global.  Anyone, at any level, who wants higher performance and greater personal satisfaction will benefit from getting this bold new book.
Kevin Oakes
CEO of i4CP

Rosen nails it. The metaphor of the unseen and invisible (i.e., underground) roots being the very foundation and source feeding visible success is powerful and accurate. In the new normal, it is critical for leaders to know themselves, respect themselves, question themselves and believe in themselves. That’s what their teams and organizations want and embrace.
Paul McCurdy
Chair of the Firm, Kelley Drye